Spartanburg, SC

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Living in Spartanburg

Spartanburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 37,399 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Spartanburg is the 11th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Spartanburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spartanburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spartanburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spartanburg who work in office and administrative support (10.44%), sales jobs (10.36%), and food service (7.21%).

In terms of college education, Spartanburg is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.44% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spartanburg in 2018 was $25,158, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,632 for a family of four. However, Spartanburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Spartanburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Spartanburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spartanburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Spartanburg include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Spartanburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.